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Spy agencies struggle to spot threats from lone, mentally ill attackers

Recent attacks on civilians in the U.S. and Europe have exposed a gap in the intelligence community’s efforts to track suspected extremists and prevent mass killings, half a dozen American, British and French counterterrorism officials said. The attacks have a common theme of being carried out by actors with an ...

Jul 22, 2016

Oregon man sentenced in celebrity hacking case

A man who admitted hacking hundreds of email accounts and stealing explicit photos from several unidentified celebrities was sentenced Thursday to six months in federal prison. U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt sentenced Andrew Helton of Astoria, Oregon, to the prison term and two ...

Prosecutors seek longer Pistorius sentence

Jul 21, 2016

Prosecutors seek longer Pistorius sentence

South African prosecutors said Thursday they would push for a longer sentence for Oscar Pistorius, describing his six-year jail term for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as “shockingly too lenient.” After he was sentenced earlier this month, Pistorius’ lawyers said the double-amputee Olympic sprinter ...

Jul 18, 2016

Dhaka police nab four who rented property on sly to cafe attackers

Police in Dhaka on Saturday arrested three people and another on Sunday, including a university professor, for failing to register information about tenants renting property who later attacked a cafe in the city, killing 20 people. Gias Uddin Ahsan, a professor at North South ...

Jul 17, 2016

Pakistani model's brother says he killed her 'to protect family honor'

The brother of slain Pakistani model Qandeel Baloch on Sunday confessed to strangling her to death for “family honor” because she posted “shameful” pictures on Facebook. Baloch, who had become a social media celebrity in recent months, stirred controversy by posting pictures online taken ...

Neighbors describe Nice truck attack suspect

Jul 15, 2016

Neighbors describe Nice truck attack suspect

Neighbors of the man suspected to have killed scores of people in a truck attack on the Nice seafront described him Friday as a loner with no visible religious affiliation, as forensic experts searched his flat. About a dozen neighbors of the man, named ...

Jul 15, 2016

Gun disclosure plays key role in Castile case

The final moments before Philando Castile was killed by a police officer during a traffic stop in suburban St. Paul revolved around a gun he was licensed to carry, trained to use safely and instructed to tell authorities about when stopped. But just how ...